App description: "Battle of the Bulge is a must-have for anyone with an interest in historical wargaming. 5 Stars" - TouchArcade

Battle of the Bulge invites you, the player, to lead the Axis or the Allies to victory on the snowy battlefields of World War II. In this turn-based strategy game, you command your forces to capture important locations, secure key supply routes, and engage the enemy. Designed specifically for iOS, Battle of the Bulge captures the spirit of traditional board wargames while providing excellent UI design and accessibility for new players.

Key features include:
Play against AI opponents with unique personalities
Play against friends online through Game Center or on one device with Pass and Play.
Fast turns, deep strategy
Play scenarios like the quick, tense, fight in the opening days to a campaign covering the entire battle as either the Axis or the Allies
Learn with the tutorial and quick start guide, or visit our online strategy forums to learn from other players
Full rules, charts, tables and other information included for advanced players
Extensive historical photos and commentary
Universal support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
Localized for Spanish and Japanese
Retina support
First in a series of WWII titles by legendary designers including: John Butterfield, Ted Raicer, and Mark Herman


Praise for Battle of the Bulge:

Its completely nailed the right ways to present a tabletop game in a digital format... No High Scores

Battle of the Bulge is a landmark iPad game. Its deep without feeling complex, and fun without feeling light. Further, its beautiful, both visually and aurally, and so intuitive that you dont need a tutorial to learn the interface. If youre at all into turn-based gaming, give this one a try. If youre not, give this one a try, anyway. MobileTechReview

A game that will make historical strategy diehards swoon, while also being pretty enough, and easy enough to learn, to draw in people who never knew that this was the game they'd been waiting for. TouchArcade

In terms of war simulation games on the App Store, I havent seen a better game TUAW

a game of considerable majesty awaits you Gamezebo

Easily the most educational game Ive ever played. Eurogamer

"Battle of the Bulge is as cold, brutal, and unforgiving as the titular conflict, but it's also one of the top choices for hardcore iPad strategists." - Pocket Gamer UK

djflippy's comments:










12-18-2012, 02:45 AM
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After some multiplayer games under my belt, I want to express again how much I love this game.
The tension and sense of danger around the 19 in the full campaign is always tangible and no two games are equal.
This is valid for the solo game too...yesterday I had (another) incredibly tense game as Allied against Dietrich.
As others has already stated...no point in returning to the Race to Meuse scenario after you tried the full campaign.
I even wish there was a 'post 20 December' scenario, because I have yet to see what happen around 22-23 (I win or loose always before that), and I want to read the historical annotations for those days too.

Besides the 'no more wind' sound bug I have just minor requests about the interface.

1) I wish there was a supply/normal map switch on screen (or tapping in a corner for a more elegant solution) instead of having to press the menu and the supply button (I do that a LOT, togheter with checking the VP).

2) When you press the gamecenter button, it brings you directly to one GC game (the oldest one)...I would prefer it just opened a menu with the active games to pick up one of my choice...useful when you are playing several GC games concurrently).

3) I would LOVE to be able to export the review game video, wich is freaking awesome to boot, on Youtube.

Anyway, those are very minor things...the game is absolutely awesome, thank you very much for making it.
12-18-2012, 09:02 AM
I want to see the "next game" button too. I have 4 active MP games currently and am totally spoiled by Carcassonne and Playtek games.

(In-game messaging would be nice too)

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12-18-2012, 09:08 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
I want to see the "next game" button too. I have 4 active MP games currently and am totally spoiled by Carcassonne and Playtek games.

(In-game messaging would be nice too)
Maybe I understood wrong, but THERE IS the 'next' button.
If you press MENU, under the various sub menus (Briefing, History....) there is a GC icon (only if you actually have GC games waiting for you turn, indicated by the red number on the menu button).
If you tap you will be brought directly to your next game, as in Carcassonne.
What I would prefer (but as I said it's very minor) is a list of your current games.
12-18-2012, 09:17 AM
I would agree with the ability to pick your next game from a list - when I click the "Next Game" button (which honestly isn't labeled very well), it's hard to tell who your opponent is.

Speaking of which, I would also like to see somewhere on the screen where it lists your opponent's name - it pops up briefly when you switch games, but otherwise, I don't see a means to see your opponent's name on the board.

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12-18-2012, 11:15 AM
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Philadelphia
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You can tap on the faction (under Commit) to see who youre currently playing.
12-18-2012, 11:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WakeOfPoseidon View Post
Speaking of which, I would also like to see somewhere on the screen where it lists your opponent's name - it pops up briefly when you switch games, but otherwise, I don't see a means to see your opponent's name on the board.
THIS!
Maybe tapping on the AXIS/ALLIED button on the upper right could tell the name of the opponent general :P (and maybe even the type of game...now I have to go to the briefing to check if I'm playing a Race to the Meuse or a full campaign).
12-18-2012, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ddunham View Post
You can tap on the faction (under Commit) to see who youre currently playing.
DOH!!!

REALLY????
I even tried it (obviously missed it).
LOL, thanks for sharing!
12-18-2012, 12:52 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pitta View Post
THIS!
Maybe tapping on the AXIS/ALLIED button on the upper right could tell the name of the opponent general :P (and maybe even the type of game...now I have to go to the briefing to check if I'm playing a Race to the Meuse or a full campaign).
I know when playing the Meuse campaign it says Meuse I the top left info box. When playing the longer campaign it just shows a timeline I believe.

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12-18-2012, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CoreyB View Post
I know when playing the Meuse campaign it says Meuse I the top left info box. When playing the longer campaign it just shows a timeline I believe.
I just tried and as ddunham said tapping above the commit button says which campaign is playing and the name of the opponent, all written in a very 'ww2' scrap of paper, with the usual attention to detail.

Thanks for the suggestion!
12-18-2012, 05:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Man, I suck at this game, but I'm still kinda enjoying it. I always seem to run out of time before reaching the Meuse. Is it me or is there really only one effective route to take? Anything along the bottom half of the screen seems like too long a trek, it seems like you need to aim for the top area where the river is closest.

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